In the Federal Republic of Germany the traffic route "road" has reached its capacity limit. Serious traffic jams and delays occur: About 10% of the German 11,000 km long motorway network transform into car parks every day [source: ADAC]. The costs resulting from this problem score around 100 billion € a year at the current point. This situation will become even more dramatic in the following years. Up to the year 2020 the road transportation is about to double - compared to 1997.
With growing importance of an intercompany division of work as well as the europeanisation of economy, road transportation of freight has become a growing risk for many companies as the time needed for delivery of goods, production materials and semi-finished products hardly remains calculable. Furthermore, mass transport of goods and freight on roads has extensive ecological conquences which exceed the capacity limit due to increasing road traffic:
The solution: Into the centre via the underground - with CargoCap
It is time, to guide streams of goods, that congest our roads, on new ways. Water, gas, electricity and district heating are lead in to the city subterraneously through main, why not goods as well? Refrigerators, bottle boxes, car parts and many goods for our daily needs roll with an average speed of 22 mph towards their final destination - a factory or a store in the city - through an underground transportation pipe network. Roads remain clear, people affected by traffic jams can breathe a sigh of relief.
CargoCap is the intelligent, computer-controlled transport system of the new millenium: environment-friendly, fast, flexible and competitive.
It pays off if customers and companies get their goods delivered "on time" in fact. No traffic jams, no red traffic lights, no breakdown and no accident brakes the flow of material which arrives at its destination right on the dot with CargoCap. Whether between single business sites, from workbench to workbench or between central warehouses and distribution or sales agencies: CargoCap delivers precisely on the spot. CargoCap is the consequent continuation of the process optimisation between e-commerce and logistics. Supplier and purchaser are precisely informed about the current position of the freight. With increasing cost pressure in the carrying business, CargoCap is the competitive alternative also forwarding agents profit from in congested urban areas.
CargoCap saves expanse of ground, energy and ressources.
It is now possible, because CargoCap uses sophisticated technologies, transportation can be built fast and the pipe network is environment-friendly in production as well as in running operation. With trenchless pipe jacking methods, that are up-to-date technology on the field of pipe construction, the CargoCap pipe network can be laid without complications deep under the city along streets, railway tracks or other feed lines. A computer-controlled cutting head eats its way towards the target with 15 to 20 m a day. Disturbances of the environment or the population can nearly be eliminated and long authorisation processes are not necessary.
The advantages of CargoCap are obvious: For suppliers, customers, the population and the forwarding sector.